Category: Tom Thibodeau

Taj Gibson: Bulls Were Out to Avenge Embarrassing Loss More Than to Break the Heat’s Streak

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Wednesday's game between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat will long be remembered as the game that halted the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. The way Taj Gibson describes it in this interview, however, was that the Bulls were out to avenge an 86-67 loss to the Heat on ...

Tom Thibodeau On the Status of Derrick Rose: “To Me Nothing Has Really Changed”

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Chicago Bulls have been forced to play the first 52 games of the season without star point guard Derrick Rose. The former NBA MVP is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in last year's first round playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers. While he continues to take the ...

Tom Thibodeau Explains Why He Hasn’t Gone Small with the Bulls’ Lineup While Others Have

Monday, January 7th, 2013

While many teams in the NBA have gone to smaller lineups, most notably the Miami Heat, Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls haven't -- at least not on a regular basis. Thibodeau, whose team enters the week 18-13 despite not having guard Derrick Rose, maintains that flexibility is important while ...

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls Motivated To Succeed Without Derrick Rose

Monday, October 29th, 2012

It's hard to know exactly what to expect from the Chicago Bulls this season as they'll be without superstar Derrick Rose for most, if not all, of the season. His exact return isn't known, and that's leading folks to "sleep on the Bulls" as Joakim Noah puts it in the ...

Tom Thibodeau Gets Four-Year Extension And Believes There’s A Good Chance Derrick Rose Will Return Before Regular Season Ends

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Chicago Bulls fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Tom Thibodeau has received a four-year contract extension. The Bulls head coach is now signed through 2016-17 and will now look to restore faith in his team that will be without star point guard Derrick Rose. Rose, who tore his ACL in ...

Tom Thibodeau Remains Disappointed By Short Playoff Stint, But Not By Season Overall

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

After a few days to think about an early playoff exit against the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau remained disappointed by the end of the season. As for the season in general, he has no complaints. The Bulls earned the top seed in the East but saw ...

Tom Thibodeau: “We feel that we have more than enough to win with regardless of who may be in or out”

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

In a season where the NBA schedule is condensed and there has been shaky play at times, the Chicago Bulls are realizing just how important depth is in the regular season. After losing in the Eastern Conference Finals a season ago, the Bulls went out and boosted their team even ...

Busy Schedule Hasn’t Hindered the Chicago Bulls’ Hot Start

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom  Thibodeau sat down this summer and mapped out what coaching would be like if the NBA missed one month of prep time or two months of prep time. The length of the lockout and now this hectic schedule, however, weren't really part of the plan. Thibodeau ...

Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls Still Have Lots of Room to Improve

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

The Chicago Bulls had a tremendous regular season. They went from being the eighth seed and a one and done team in the playoffs to a dangerous force in the Eastern Conference and a team with the best record in the league. Derrick Rose emerged as an MVP candidate and ...

Chicago Bulls Boast MVP, Coach of the Year, but a 1-0 Deficit in Conference Semifinals

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

The Chicago Bulls added to their trophy case this week when Derrick Rose was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player. He can stack that right next to Tom Thibodeau's Coach of the Year honor. But if the Chicago Bulls don't find a way to recover in the Conference Semifinals, those ...